New School, The

School for Social Research

Campus Description

The New School for Social Research provides an education grounded in history and informed by a legacy of critical thought and civic engagement. The school’s dedication to academic freedom and intellectual inquiry reaches back to the university’s founding in 1919 as a home for progressive thinkers and the creation of the University in Exile in 1933 for scholars persecuted in Nazi Europe. The interdisciplinary education offered by The New School for Social Research today explores and promotes global peace and justice as more than theoretical ideals.

A global hub in New York City – Our university is a second home for students from a vast diversity of geographical, cultural, economic, and political backgrounds. The New School for Social Research, alone, enrolls more than 1,000 students from all regions of the United States and from more than 70 countries. This provides an unprecedented opportunity for students and faculty to deepen and broaden their understanding and knowledge of ideas and areas of intellectual inquiry.  New York City, one of the most vibrant and diverse cities in the world, serves as a social laboratory to this dynamic global community. Students can take advantage of the city's international resources as they pursue their goals and develop the creative courage to make a difference.

Offers only graduate (advanced) degrees.

6 East 16th Street, New York, NY, 10003


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Degrees Offered

MA, MS, PhD, Graduate Certificate


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Enrollment for Fall 2015

Graduate (Matriculated): 882 (Full-time: 326 men, 296 women; Part-time: 117 men, 143 women)

Campus Demographics

 Undergraduate StudentsGraduate Students
% Black / African Americann/a2%
% Asiann/a3%
% Hispanic / Latinon/a7%
% White, Non-Hispanicn/a42%
% International / Nonresident Alienn/a32%
% Two or more racesn/a3%
% Unknown Race / Ethnicityn/a10%

Tuition Information for

Room & Board:
$14,200 to $23,820 (room and board vary depending on residence hall, room and meal plan)
Room Only:
$14,200 to $21,500 (room vary depending on residence hall and room plan)

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